Whether you’re going out for drinks with coworkers or on a romantic date after a day at the office, all you need are a few accessory changes to take your day wear to evening wear. Here are a few of my favorite accessory add ons that are quick to change into and can be kept in your handbag or car for easy access.
Your daily handbag is perfect for running errands and holding all of your essentials, but when you go out at night you want something smaller and more dressed up. A glitzy clutch or small cross body bag are big enough to carry your wallet, keys, and lip gloss, and small enough that it won’t take up lots of space when you go out. Pro Tip: A clutch can also be used with your day wear if it’s big enough, so you may not have to change bags when you go out.
Comfy flats are great when you’re on your feet all day at work, but stilettos or peep toed pumps are sexier for evening and can change the mood of your outfit entirely. Pro Tip: Instead of taking two pairs of shoes with you every day you can leave a black pair and a nude pair of heels in the trunk of your car. These shoes will be with you wherever you go and will match any outfit in a jiffy.
During the day simpler jewelry is more appropriate, but for evening you want to bring out all the glitz, glam, and sparkles. Adding a pair of dangly earrings or a statement necklace can really dress up your outfit and it takes only a few seconds to put on. Pro Tip: You still want to look classy so don’t overdo the jewels. A good trick is to pick out your outfit the night before with the day and evening jewelry to see what looks best and what can easily be stowed away in your purse until your event.
Most daytime makeup is fresh faced with a little color on the lips. For evening you can be a bit more daring. Carrying your favorite smokey eyeshadow and a bright lipstick in your purse is a great way to amp up your makeup without bringing your entire makeup collection. Pro Tip: If you forget your makeup or don’t have time to do it on your own, you can stop into a Sephora store and use some of their products for free to get you looking fabulous.